A hardy small to medium upright shrub with brightly coloured flowers in spring and dark, glossy foliage. It is relatively narrow and therefore suitable for confined spaces such as driveways or can be used as a screen or feature plant. Flowers are good for floral work, pick in bud. Also great for bees and small insects and birds, as they are rich in nectar. Prune after flowering to encourage a more dense habit which gives more flowering next season.
|Common Name:||Tea Tree|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.2 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Pink, Mauve|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Column-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Bonsai, Honey producing plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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